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First State's Favorite Event

Welcome to the Seventh Annual Blue Hen!

Competitive lacrosse, an amazing venue, and a fun experience together! Kirkwood Soccer complex is conveniently located within driving distance from Philadelphia, Baltimore & many other major East Coast locations.

We think about the details
so you don't have to.

Family-Friendly Scheduling:  We schedule your games in a morning or afternoon block.  Half of the day on the field, the other experiencing the surrounding areas.

Registration Details

  • Deposit Due: Upon Registration
  • Full Payment Due: 4/15/21
  • Early Bird Registration: 12/15/20 - Receive $100 off per team if you pay in full by December 15th.

Failure to meet the payment deadline will constitute non-acceptance of the tournament registration and a forfeiture of the tournament spot and deposit fee.

Gameplay Details

  • Two 22-minute running halves or four 10-minute quaters 
  • Modified U.S. Lacrosse rules
  • Championship format
  • Guaranteed at least 4 games - most teams will play 5 games
  • Certified referees
  • Vendor Village and NXTexperience: food, fun & shopping!
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Summer 2021 registration opens on August 12, 2020. Teams can follow the steps to registration by clicking below, or by reaching out to our tournament director. From here, parents can also complete their waiver!

GAME CENTER

Schedule, Scores & Rules

We are now accepting registrations for the summer 2019. Teams can follow the steps to registration by clicking below, or by reaching out to our tournament director. From here, parents can also complete their waiver!

Download The App

Download the Tourney Machine App to easily follow your team throughout the tournament. Get schedule updates, scores and standings right from your phone.

Safety

From real-time weather updates to offerings fully staffed by Athletic Trainers, NXT takes youth sports safety very seriously. Click below to find out more.

Travel Information

Area Activities

Whether you are interested in the pristine shore towns, or a tax-free shopping spree, Delaware serves as the hidden gem of the Mid-Atlantic. With plenty of outdoor and family-friendly activities, you are sure to enjoy your hard-earned vacation!

Stay to Play Policy

NXT & HBC Event Services strive to provide a streamlined hotel experience for all participants. As part of this effort, we require that all non-commuting teams participating in our tournaments (as a condition of acceptance) make hotel accommodations using our tournament housing services. Please do not call the hotels directly. Please book through the hotel reservation link provided below. We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.

Kirkwood Soccer Complex

1220 River Rd, New Castle, DE 19720 / The Kirkwood Soccer Complex consists of 14 outdoor fields and an indoor field. With indoor restrooms and a full sitdown concession area, the Complex's design creates an exciting lacrosse festival atmosphere!

CONTACT
VP of Event Sales & Recruiting
Brett Manney
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